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Has anybody ever said you might make a good teacher? Or, have you wondered about a career in teaching since you were a student yourself? Whatever your goals, Murdoch University's Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) is the perfect place to establish your teaching career.
With a commitment to providing you with the real-life, professional experience you'll encounter in the classroom, this course provides a deep understanding of the situations you'll find yourself in as a teacher, and ensures you have the practical skills and competencies required as you set out to shape the next generation. You'll participate in school placements and engage with all aspects of the school community - developing a comprehensive body of experience before you graduate.
In addition, this course covers all areas of the primary curriculum, including English, maths, science, humanities and social sciences, health and physical education, and the arts, as well as assessment and learning processes. Your role as an educator will be grounded in strong knowledge and an ability to harness effective teaching practices.
This course is available to study on campus or online with some practical components, offering you the ultimate flexibility for your schedule.
To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
Students who have not completed Mathematics Essential level or above of Year 12 mathematics may need to complete an additional pathways unit.
If you don't meet any of these academic entry requirements, Murdoch University offers several pathways, including the FlexiTrack university preparation program, to help you qualify for this course.
In this teaching course, the subjects you may study include:
Plus your choice of a general elective unit
You may be eligible for advanced standing if your previous education or work experience meet certain criteria.
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) from Murdoch University.
You'll be qualified to teach kindergarten through to Year 6 after course completion. Further study at postgraduate level is available for students looking to progress their careers.
Graduates of this course are recognised by the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia as well as the respective State, Catholic and Independent school departments, organisations and associations.
Curious about where a career in education could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
Eligible students can apply for a HECS-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.
Alternatively, you can pay annually for the units you choose to study in that year.
Murdoch University also offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants.
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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